3D Origami(Chn)

  3D Origami  Triangular Origami
I Materials
II Basic Unit
III Legends
IV Instructions
V Personal Tips
VI Examples
VII Reference
  Triangular Origami is a kind of origami craft in Japan, and it is called ˉ3D Origamiˇ or the ˉGolden Venture Origamiˇ in the West 。1·.I think the Japanese name for this art is quite appropriate as we use tens or even hundreds of identical triangular units to build the three-dimensional models. They are different from the traditional origami which is folded by one or a few pieces of paper.

My initial interest in triangular origami was sparked by the introductory book called "3D ORIGAMI STEP-BY-STEP ILLUSTRATIONS". Following the instructions in the book, I made numerous beautiful and exciting models such as swans, penguins, owls, peacocks and other three-dimensional models. I was extremely happy with the results of my work. Soon after, I was in a craft shop in Sheung Shui where I stumbled across a book called "Origami ri craft"(чりも美). Under the guidance of the book, I was able to make three-dimensional cartoon models, such as Hello Kitty, Melody, XO and much more. I liked it so much; I canˇt seem to stop making them!

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Making triangular origami is quite easy as long as you are patient. If you follow the step-by-step instructions in the books, you can certainly build the three-dimensional model of your choice. Once youˇve matured in experience and skills, you can even create your own works. For example, I created my own 3D model of Flying Pig Girl Boorin using the triangular origami technique simply based on a picture.

Flying Pig Girl Boorin VCD   Flying Pig Girl Boorin made from triangular origami

[Note] [1] Wikipedia

I  Materials

Art paper (or A4 sheets of paper) of different colours, craft glue, craft accessories such as plastic eyes, small glasses, ribbons etc.


II  Basic triangular unit folding technique

Iˇll use an A4 sheet of typing paper as an example for illustration.


III  Legends and Insertion Methods

(1) Standard Insertionor Straight Insertion


(2) Reverse Insertion


(3) Parallel Insertion


(4) Feather-like Insertion


(5) Jump Insertion


(6) Incremental Insertion


(7) Decremental Insertion


(8) Other Insertion Styles


IV  Instructions

(1) Table and form interpretation method

   Using the model of ¨Pink Panther〃 as an example.

(2) Lengend interpretation method

   Using the model of an owl as an example. (Note: I replaced ¨black〃 with ¨green〃)


V  Personal Tips
  When folding triangular origami, I prefer to use typing paper as it is more flexible, and more durable making it harder to rip or tear. They also have texture, are inexpensive and readily available. To fix the shape of 3D models, we have to use craft glue. When I assemble each triangular piece together, I will add white craft glue to each piece in order to fix the shape and prevent it from falling apart. Some people may prefer to add the white craft glue after the completion of the model, however if an accident happens while the work was still in progress, it will waste all our previous work and efforts. Furthermore, in some cases, it is difficult to assemble and build the models properly without the help of the craft glue to hold the work together.


VI  Examples

VII  Reference
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                 the English Versions ofчりも美No2andчりも美No4


  © 2010 KT LI      English Translation Maggie Li

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